Thursday, July 29, 2010

He Who Laughs Last, Laughs Best of All

Don't laugh at other people's dreams. As improbable as those dreams may seem there is every chance they could become reality. The Edisons and Fords and Bells all spent their hours listening to derision and scorn but stayed steady and realized magnificent things. So can anyone.

Reilly's Irish cousin, Paddy O'Furniture, came to the barnyard
to realize his dreams of a school for interpretive dance. The
sheep laughed, but the hens signed up.

Monday, July 26, 2010

He's Not Heavy, He's My....Wait. He IS Heavy!!

Sometimes you're called upon to hold up everything. Maybe because you're the oldest, or the smartest, or the dad or mom, or just because. Whatever the reason, don't forget it is a position of trust and love, no matter how onerous.

Hank's favorite place in the world was the old
barn - until Reilly taught everyone how to
play frisbee.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Just About Perfect

In your efforts to reach perfection remember that there are parts of you (body or behavior) that are spectacular. Never let anyone tell you that you'll never be perfect. Build on what you have!

The girls were amazed to learn that web feet
never get pruney, no matter how long they
stay in water.

Monday, July 19, 2010

You're Going Out Wearing THAT???!!!

There is a reason for dress codes. It is a protection for us. But mostly it is to keep us from looking ridiculous.

When Heathcliff and Catherine got their new plastic
Wal-Mart duck pond they welcomed everybody - as long as
no one showed up in a Speedo.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What's For Dinner?

Do not procrastinate the day of your repentance. Before you realize it your 'call' will come and you will have blown it. And not everybody will be sad to see you go....

Unrepentant for his crimes, Harold vowed revenge -
not realizing how difficult that would be from the
inside of a crock pot.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Turn That Thing Down!!

We live in a world filled with noise and voices that would lead us in directions we may not want to go. Learn to filter information and noise. The still small voice is always the sweetest.

Lydia had her doubts about the miracles promised
a braying ass.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Rock and a Hard Place

How often do beautiful things lead us into ugly situations? We become enamored of something and pursue it until we find ourselves caught up in a treacherous place. Regrettably we often don't recognize that until it's too late.

Attracted by the lush pasture Young Johnny unwisely
wandered in between the back end of a mule and the
front end of a goat.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Be comfortable in your environment. If you can't change WHERE you live, change HOW you live. If adjustments and compromises are necessary to be happy with your surroundings then do it. Don't be miserable, everybody is tired of hearing you gripe about it.

Collette despised the barnyard because she
was always stepping in something nasty.
Collette hated nature.